Free Report | Incredible Research Reveals Cybercrime’s Complex Economy

Ground-breaking study highlights emergence of Platform Criminality Cybercriminal profits are linked to drug production, human trafficking and terrorism We’ll be talking a lot more about this research in the weeks to come. Get your copy of the free report Last spring, we contracted with an academic researcher who specialized in criminality from the University of The post Free Report | Incredible Research Reveals Cybercrime’s Complex Economy appeared first on Bromium.
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Perspectives on Russian hacking

Malware research analyst Chris Boyd recently had an in-depth chat with SCMagazine about Russian hacking, malware, and social engineering. Here, he summarizes some of the key findings from his discussion and the other researchers interviewed. Categories: Cybercrime Hacking Tags: APTfundingnation stateransomwarerussiasocial networksspam botstwitteruk (Read more...) The post Perspectives on Russian hacking appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs.
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Facebook removes 120 cybercrime groups with 300,000 members

Some 120 closed cybercrime and scam groups were identified on Facebook by security journalist Brian Krebs in just two hours of research on April 12. Although Facebook deleted them hours after they were reported, research would likely turn up more groups, as few even bother to hide their schemes and most promote them openly. “We
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Myspace vs. Facebook: the good old days?

There's a debate happening at the moment: Myspace vs. Facebook. Was it safer? Easier to use? More welcoming of sparkly gifs? We take a walk down memory lane and remind you that privacy and safety concerns plagued ye old social networks of yore. Categories: Cybercrime Privacy Tags: adwarecongressfacebookmalwaremyspacemyspace tomprivacyscamssecuritySocial Engineeringtom (
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The DMCA and its Chilling Effects on Research

The Center for Democracy and Technology has a good summary of the current state of the DMCA's chilling effects on security research. To underline the nature of chilling effects on hacking and security research, CDT has worked to describe how tinkerers, hackers, and security researchers of all types both contribute to a baseline level of security in our digital environment...
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Facebook spammers making things worse

Adding to Facebook's burden are two spam campaigns. One is aimed at Finnish users and the other was quickly terminated, but we expect both to resurface in one form or another. Categories: Cybercrime Social engineering Tags: facebookFacebook Messengerfinnishmessengerspamyoutube (Read more...) The post Facebook spammers making things worse appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs.
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Zuckerberg Unveils the Cyber-Naivete of Congress

The 10-plus hours of Q&A between Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and members of both houses of congress on April 10 and 11 was, in a word, painful. Agonizingly painful, as we watched one senator and congressman/congresswoman after the other demonstrate their lack of basic knowledge of how the internet and Facebook worked. The fortunate members..
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Do Cybercriminals Ever Get Extradited?

Crime across the internet knows no boundaries, yet cybercriminals initiate their act from a physical location within the geographic boundaries of some nation. Therefore, it stands to reason that victims and law enforcement both have a need to identify the miscreant, so the act that took place within the internet plane can be dealt with..
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Sex, Drugs and Toilet Rolls: How Cybercriminals Spend Their Money (infographic)

We conducted an independent, academic study into how much money cybercriminals are earning and what they spend it on. The findings are part of a larger eleven-month study titled Into the Web of Profit, sponsored by Bromium. The report is free and you can reserve your copy here.  This is part two of a two-part series based on The post Sex, Drugs and Toilet Rolls: How Cybercriminals Spend Their Money (infographic) appeared first on Bromium.
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Tax Free Criminal Cyber Profits Reveal Economic Hierarchy

We conducted an independent, academic study into how much money cybercriminals are earning and what they spend it on. The findings are part of a larger eleven-month study titled Into the Web of Profit, sponsored by Bromium. The report is free and you can reserve your copy here. This is part one of a two-part The post Tax Free Criminal Cyber Profits Reveal Economic Hierarchy appeared first on Bromium.
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